The McLaren 720S

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McLaren 720S – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the McLaren 720S

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McLaren 720S – Technical Specifications

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McLaren 720S – Key Details

McLaren 720SDetail
Launched: 2017
Engine: V8
Power: 720 PS (530 kW; 710 bhp) @ 7000 rpm
Torque: 568 lb⋅ft (770 N⋅m) @ 5500 rpm
Top Speed: 212 mph (341 km/h)
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 2.7 s
Replaces: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the McLaren 720S

MCLAREN 720S – A £209,000 PERFORMANCE BARGAIN

McLaren’s 650S had a very short three-year run, with the replacement 720S debuting in 2017. As good as the 650 was, there are heaps of upgrades to talk about with the new king of the McLaren range. Some of the changes are evolutionary, like the lighter and stiffer chassis and the bigger, more powerful engine. On the styling front, however, we see a bolder leap with a much more aggressive look than was achieved by the flowy 650S. The new visage sets the car apart from the rest of the range, as does its performance.

POWER

The 720S received an all-new 4-litre twin-turbo V8 that produces a very health 710 bhp. Along with a stout 568 lb-ft of torque, that’s enough power to propel the McLaren to 62 mph in a scant 2.7 seconds. Flat-out, the car will do 212 mph. Despite that massive animal of an engine, however, the 720S nets a respectable 26.4 combined mpg rating, putting it at the front of the hypercar class with respect to efficiency. Much of the credit for these impressive figures has to go to McLaren’s intense focus on shedding weight. At just 1,283 lbs dry, this is the lightest car in its class.

POISE

As we have come to expect from McLaren, the 720S provides an incredible combination of grip and comfort. With 4 suspension settings available, drivers can choose just how grippy or comfy they want the car to perform. At the extreme ends of that scale, the McLaren can provide Mulsanne-level comfort on rough and bumpy roads, or, conversely, LaFerrari levels of performance on the track.  In a sign of the breakneck pace of advancement in car technology these days, the 720S is actually capable of out-performing the recently-departed McLaren P1 on certain tracks. Don’t forget that the P1 was a £1 million car just three years ago. Another aspect of the car’s poise lies in its design, with trick dihedral doors managing to both look amazing and aid in ingress and egress.

CONCLUSION

We could go on and on about the advancements made by the £209,000 720S, but it’s time to end. Let’s just hope it sticks around for a little longer than its predecessor. Of course, if its replacement represents half as much of an improvement as this car does over the 650S, it can’t come soon enough.

McLaren 720S – Photo Gallery

McLaren 720S – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h2.9 s
0 -200 km/h7.8 s
Max. speed341 km/h / 212 mph
Engine
TypeV8
Overall displacement3.994 cm3
Max. power output*720 PS (530 kW; 710 bhp) @ 7000 rpm
Max. torque*568 lb⋅ft (770 N⋅m) @ 5500 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4.544 mm
Width2.161 mm
Height1.196 mm
Dry weight**1.283 Kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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